Giuseppe Garibaldi

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Giuseppe Garibaldi (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian general and politician. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland".

Garibaldi was a central figure in the Italian Risorgimento, since he personally commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the formation... more »

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  • ''I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.''
    Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), Italian patriot, soldier. Speech, July 2, 1849. Quoted in Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic, G.M. Trevelyan (1...
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